I'm Charlie Meyerson with your Chicago Public Square Newscast.
Michael Kovrig, a senior advisor to the International Crisis Group tells the AP there's some value in the fact these two guys met:
((nothing in return))
Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer agrees:
((threats of war))
But Schumer says the results still come up short:
And even President Trump himself admits it may all come to nothing:
((some kind of an excuse))
Meanwhile, the guy running Trump’s reelection campaign is calling for CNN reporter Jim Acosta to lose his media pass because he asked a question of the president and Kim Jong Un during their availability in Singapore. Acosta, who was acting as the official pool reporter, dared to ask …
Trump's man, Brad Parscale, says reporters should be cheering Trump's progress with North Korea instead of trying to poke holes."
Does the phrase "global warming" conjure up visions of a worldwide, lush tropical paradise? Think again. Researchers with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine conclude that, without dramatic environmental protection around the world, Earth's supply of vegetables could fall by more than a third by 2050—as a result of rising temperatures and water shortages.
Chicago's in reboot mode:
Cook County has broken ground on a massive overhaul of the old Cook County Hospital—turning it into a hotel and more that County Board President Toni Preckwinkle hopes will become an “anchor” for redevelopment in the medical district and on the Near West Side.
And owners of the historic Congress Theater in Logan Square have won city clearance to launch a renovation that'll bring back live music, a 30-room hotel and 14 affordable-housing apartments.
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